Homework is defined as ‘any work or activities which students are asked to do outside lesson time’. Students should be set appropriate homework for their age that is relevant and has a clear purpose.

At Harlington Upper School, applicable homework is set to:

  • Reinforce and consolidate knowledge gained during the school day.
  • Support revision or the practice of skills.
  • Prepare for examination, controlled assessment, or internal tests.
  • Extend and challenge knowledge, understanding and skills taught in class.
  • Foster independent learning and resilience.


Year 9 Timetable

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5
Day 6Day 7Day 8Day 9Day 10
LanguagesDramaSuper CurricularITLanguages

Languages is spread more evenly across the cycle as will comprise shorter vocabulary tasks on Memrise
Day 5 will alternate between Music and Technology on successive cycles

Year 9 Regular Reads

In addition to homework as described above, subjects also set homework based on high quality texts including tier 2 and tier 3 vocabulary to support academic reading.

Years 10 and 11

Day 1/6Day 2/7Day 3/8Day 4/9Day 5/10
EnglishScienceEnrichmentMathsOption F
Option COption DIndependent Study/Super CurricularOption E 

Languages tasks may be shorter to allow more frequent vocabulary tasks on Memrise.
Triple Science will be on a Day 10 in place of the option block in which Triple Science is taken.

Our approach to homework is underpinned by findings from the Education Endowment Foundation.



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